A Fire in the Bones: Reflections on African-American Religious History
Beacon Press, 1995 - 224 páginas
A Fire in the Bones is a fascinating and moving collection of essays from one of America's most prominent scholars of religious history. In his first book since the classic, Slave Religion, Albert Raboteau shows how the active faith of African-Americans shaped their religious institutions and forged the struggle for social justice throughout their history. Covering many traditions - Baptist revivals, the AME Church, Black Catholics, African orisa religions - Raboteau reveals the pervasive faith of African-Americans that God was an actor in their history. This faith has enabled them to challenge America's self-image as "The Promised Land" and to fight the institutions of racism.
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The retribution envisaged was quite literal , as Mary Livermore , a white
governess , discovered when she overheard a prayer uttered by Aggy , the
housekeeper , whose daughter had just been brutally whipped by her master :
Thar's a day a ...
Come thou Great Deliverer , once more awake thine almighty arm , and set thy
African captives free . " 20 As Quinn reveals , it was prayer and worship services
that made the connection so immediate . Sermons , prayers , and songs
As the opening prayer began , one of the white trustees told Absalom Jones , a
respected black parishioner , to get up and move from the front to the back of the
gallery . Jones , a dignified man in his late forties , asked the trustee to wait until ...
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A FIRE IN THE BONES: Reflections on African-American Religious HistoryCrítica de los usuarios - Kirkus
A well-researched look at black Americans and religion, dispelling the notion that the slaves accepted their masters' beliefs without question. Raboteau (Religion/Princeton Univ.; Slave Religion, 1978 ... Leer comentario completo
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